chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
When I was twelve years old, I was diagnosed with a very rare type of leukemia found in children. I was life-flighted, had various treatments and procedures, and even had four blood transfusions. As incredibly shocking and terrifying as it all was, I pulled through in only a week of treatment. My type of leukemia is called chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This leukemia is something that will be a part of me forever. Even still, I take a daily oral chemotherapy pill. Despite all of this, I maintain my path in life and will not let anything stop me. I am strong and would like my story to be heard. I am a 2023 LLS Scholarship awardee. Thanks to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), I am able to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.